- Institution: Makerere University
- Email: rsseki (at) gmail.com
Brief track record
Dr Ssekitoleko completed his MEng Degree in Medical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London in 2007. He then held a Teaching Assistant position at the same university for one year. During this time he taught Mathematics, Material Science and supervised BSc student projects. He also coordinated a programme entitled Student Centred Learning (SCL) where the students learnt through problem based learning (PBL). He then pursued his Doctor of Engineering Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow which was awarded in 2014. During this time he supervised three MSc Students and was a mentor to three PhD students in their early years. His doctorate research involved designing and fabrication on microscale ultrasound transducers in a needle for in-vivo diagnosis. Through this research, he worked in three Universities; University of Strathclyde, University of Dundee and Heriot-Watt University.
Since January 2013, Robert has been coordinating a project under the Ugandan Maternal and Newborn Hub to improve Biomedical Engineering practices in eight Ugandan Hospitals through building capacity of local technicians. Through this project, Robert is involved in training technicians to build their skills in Biomedical Engineering. Robert also works as a lecturer on the BSc in Biomedical Engineering offered at Makerere University. He is responsible for the curriculum review and strategic plan of the training at the University.
He is very keen on building capacity in Biomedical Engineering in Uganda especially making appropriate links locally as well as internationally.